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DELAYS IN SOCIAL SECURITY APPEALS

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SECURITY

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

SEPTEMBER 19, 26; OCTOBER 3 AND 20, 1975

Printed for the use of the Committee on Ways and Means

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1975

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COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

AL ULLMAN, Oregon, Chairman WILBUR D. MILLS, Arkansas

HERMAN T. SCHNEEBELI, Pennsylvania JAMES A. BURKE, Massachusetts

BARBER J. CONABLE, JR., New York DAN ROSTENKOWSKI, Illinois

JOHN J. DUNCAN, Tennessee PHIL M. LANDRUM, Georgia

DONALD D. CLANCY, Ohio CHARLES A. VANIK, Ohio

BILL ARCHER, Texas OMAR BURLESON, Texas

GUY VANDER JAGT, Michigan JAMES C. CORMAN, California

WILLIAM A. STEIGER, Wisconsin WILLIAM J. GREEN, Pennsylvania

PHILIP M. CRANE, Illinois
SAM M. GIBBONS, Florida

BILL FRENZEL, Minnesota
JOE D. WAGGONNER, JR., Louisiana JAMES G. MARTIN, North Carolina
JOSEPH E. KARTH, Minnesota

L. A. (SKIP) BAFALIS, Florida
OTIS G. PIKE, New York

WILLIAM M. KETCHUM, California
RICHARD F. VANDER VEEN, Michigan
J. J. PICKLE, Texas
HENRY HELSTOSKI, New Jersey
CHARLES B. RANGEL, New York
WILLIAM R. COTTER, Connecticut
FORTNEY H. (PETE) STARK, California
JAMES R. JONES, Oklahoma
ANDY JACOBS, JR., Indiana
ABNER J. MIKVA, Illinois
MARTHA KEYS, Kansas
JOSEPH L. FISHER, Virginia
HAROLD FORD, Tennessee

JOHN M. MARTIN, Jr., Chief Counsel
J. P. BAKER, A88istant Chief Counsel
JOHN K. MEAGHER, Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SECURITY

JAMES A. BURKE, Massachusetts, Chairman JOE D. WAGGONNER, JR., Louisiana BILL ARCHER, Texas WILLIAM J. GREEN, Pennsylvania

BARBER B. CONABLE, JR., New York ANDY JACOBS, JR., Indiana

WILLIAM A. STEIGER, Wisconsin
J. J. PICKLE, Texas

PHILIP M. CRANE, Illinois
WILLIAM R. COTTER, Connecticut
JAMES R. JONES, Oklahoma
ABNER J. MIKVA, Illinois
JOSEPH E. KARTH, Minnesota

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CONTENTS

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Press release of Thursday, August 8, 1975, announcing hearings on prob-

lems of delays in the social security appeals process..

ADMINISTRATION WITNESSES

Social Security Administration:

Hon. James B. Cardwell, Commissioner; Robert L. Trachtenberg,

Director, Bureau of Hearings and Appeals; Samuel E. Crouch,

Acting Director, Bureau of Disability Insurance; and Donald

A. Gonya, Deputy Assistant General Counsel

John B. Rhinelander, former General Counsel, Department of Health,

Education, and Welfare; Donald Gonya, Deputy Assistant General

Counsel, SSA; and Frank Dell Acqua, Litigation Branch.--

James B. Cardwell, Commissioner, and Robert L. Trachtenberg,

Director, Bureau of Hearings and Appeals---

Civil Service Commission:

Charles J. Dullea, Director, Office of Administrative Law Judges ---

Robert E. Hampton, Chairman, and Charles J. Dullea, Director,

Office of Administrative Law Judges.-

PUBLIC WITNESSES

Abascal, Ralph, California Rural Legal Assistance-

Association of HEW Administrative Law Judges, Albert W. Watson..

Association of SSI Hearing Examiners, Morris H. Kross.

Ball, Robert M., National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine
Beard, Hon. Edward P., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Rhode Island...

Black Lung Administrative Law Judges Association, Jack R. Reed.

Brown, Herbert L., Disability Determination Section, Nashville, Tenn.

Buckingham, Lewis D., National Association of Disability Examiners.

California Rural Legal Assistance, Ralph Abascal.

Clark, Marie A., Disability Determination Services, Cheyenne, Wyo----

Davis, Ernest P., Benefit Review Board, Policemen's Benevolent Asso-

ciation, Yardville, N.J.

Dixon, Robert G., Jr., Washington University, St. Louis, Mo--

Evans, Hon. David W., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Indiana.

Fauver, William, Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference.
Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference, William Fauver..
Gashel, James, National Federation of the Blind.
Gaughan, Joseph A., Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of

Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Determination Division, Harris-

burg, Pa...
Goodling, Hon. William F., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Pennsylvania, accompanied by Nancy Newcomer

Hechler, Hon. Ken., a Representative in Congress from the State of West

Virginia -

Heinz, Hon. H. John, III, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Pennsylvania

Houben, Sidney, Bureau of Disability Determinations, New York State

Department of Social Services..

Keatinge, Richard, Los Angeles, Calif.

Kindness, Hon. Thomas N., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Ohio...

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